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Customer Shoots, Kills Robbery Suspect Inside NE Philly Chicken Wing Takeout Spot

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A customer at a Northeast Philadelphia take-out restaurant shot and killed an alleged robber during a hold up, police said.

The robbery and resulting shooting happened just after 10 p.m. Sunday at the Wingstop restaurant along the 2100 block of Cottman Avenue near Horrocks Street in Philadelphia's Castor neighborhood.

Police said a 53-year-old armed man came into the store and announced a robbery. The customer then entered the store while the robbery was in progress. The man pointed his gun at the 27-year-old customer, who then pulled out his own gun and fired, police said. The customer did have a valid permit for the weapon.

The robbery suspect was struck in the neck by the bullet and died in the store, police said.

The customer was taken to the Northeast Detective Division for questioning and was cooperating.

The case remains under investigation by homicide detectives.

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